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Prof. Dr. Isabella Proeller

Funded by: Federal IT-Cooperation (FITKO), IT Planning Council

Granted project volume: 72.902,00 €

Run-time: 01.05.2023 - 30.04.2025


The eGov-Campus is an education and training platform for public administration that provides a freely accessible pool of educational resources on the topic of digital transformation of public administration. Courses are offered on the platform in the form of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and blended learning scenarios, with the Chair of Public and Nonprofit Management involved in their conceptualization and implementation. Thus, in 2020-21, the learning module "Administrative Portals" was created, and in 2021-22, the module "New Working and Leading in Digitalized Administrative Structures."

Main research question:

The overall project is concerned with the development and implementation of innovative, digital teaching and learning concepts in the field of digital higher education, which are intended to contribute to the development of competencies for the digital transformation of public administration.

The sub-project "New Work and Leadership in Digitized Administrative Structures" focuses on the working level of public administration and addresses new requirements for work and leadership with regard to advancing digitization.

The main research question investigates:

  • How can digitized work organizations be understood and designed?
  • What design objects and instruments does the digitized work organization have?
  • How does leadership change in the digitized organization?

Research objective:

The goal of the subproject is to create a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of "New ways of working and leading in digitalized administrative structures," which can be taken via the "eGov-Campus" platform. While policy and management issues regularly receive attention in traditional administrative science, less attention is often paid to the working level of administration. Yet the issue of a new, digitized work organization is increasingly of concern to the administration, not least because the Corona pandemic and increased working from home have brought with it new challenges in this area. The course therefore aims to provide students with both application-oriented content and theoretical foundations of digitized work organization and accordingly deals equally with informatics, organizational and managerial aspects as well as control issues.